BOOM! POW! WHAMO! If those words remind you of your 7th Period Class, I... think you need to find someone that can help you. If your kids dig comics and comic-book movies. This 21st Century Math Project might be perfect for them!
Turn your Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus classroom into Superhero City while teaching the useful skills of transformations. Specifically focusing on translations and reflections, heroes paired with a specific mathematics function family, have to zap enemies all over the coordinate grid into submission to save their city. Students will use cutouts of functions to turn this into a hands-on math project that will serve many different types of learners and plays into their childhood superhero infatuations!
In this 25 page document you will be given a mapping to the Content Standards, an outline for how to implement the project, handout resources for students to use, and an answer key. In all it is four different assignments --
-- “F(x) Men”. Students will understand the relationship between vertical and horizontal translations on a coordinate plane and their algebra. This is a task that intends to scaffold the concepts that will be in the more challenging problems.
-- “Join the Squad”. Students will use vertical and horizontal translations with multiple functions to zap the enemies into submission. Each Mission has slightly different requirements so students need to read carefully.
-- “Reflections”. This introduces students to flipping functions horizontally or vertically and how that relates to changes in the functions. Doing this activity with a graphing calculate to check their work could be a useful addition.
-- and finally “The Boss Challenge”. Students must put all of their skills together in order to translation and reflect functions in such a way to eliminate all enemies.
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